Read all our latest news about our clients hunts, conferences we will be attending and more interesting news from Neville and Mt Cook Trophy Hunting in New Zealand.

Reno Raffle Winner Announced

Our free range  2011 Tahr Hunt raffle held during the Reno SCI show has been drawn.

The Winning Ticket is 185

Congratulations to Perry Sakelaris from  Raton, New Mexico

Himalayan Tahr

Himalayan Tahr

Himalayan Tahr

If there is any animal that can be truly awe inspiring in the mountains of New Zealand, it is the Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). To see a bull tahr traversing precipitous rock or snow at speed is the sight of a life time. The first animals arrived here by ship via an English game park (Woburn Abbey) and they have thrived ever since, albeit within a restricted range.

The tahr is considered vulnerable by the IUCN (1996) in its Himalayan home. New Zealand is the only place in the world where this magnificent animal can be freely hunted although there are populations of tahr in South Africa, New Mexico, California, and Ontario.
Tahr inhabit the main mountain ranges of the South Island of New Zealand between the Arthurs Pass and Haast Pass highways.  Mostly they live at an altitude above 4500 feet and below 7000 feet. While there are plenty of places to find tahr on public land, research and preparation are a must when planning a trip. A high level of fitness is mandatory, as is the proper equipment to survive in an alpine environment.

Welcome to Mt Cook Trophy Hunting News

Welcome to the Mt Cook Trophy Hunting news section. In this part of our website we hope to keep you up to date with the latest news from the Mt Cook Trophy Hunting team. This is a new addition to our website and we have just begun so check back often to get the latest New Zealand hunting news.

We will be adding photos and stories from recent hunts by our clients, news about International Expos we will be attending around the world, anecdotes and tips as we come across them and any other information we think will be of interest to our visitors and clients alike.

The photos below are just samples of the great experiences that can be had on a Mt Cook Trophy Hunting Safari. Click the photos to enlarge and read a description.

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